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First Day — Nov 08, 2018

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)

VETERANS’ DAY CEREMONY

A Veterans’ Day Ceremony to honor all who have served will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Baish Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall. The event will feature the Artesia Public Schools third-graders and Artesia High School band.

LOVE FEAST

Trinity Temple Assembly of God will host its 27th Annual Love Feast from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Artesia Center. Deliveries will be available for shut-ins only by calling 748-3389 before 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. For more information, call 748-3389.

LIGHT UP ARTESIA

Light Up Artesia will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in downtown Artesia with the Parade of Lights. The event will continue with holiday shopping and photos with Santa. To obtain parade or sidewalk vendor applications, visit http://www.artesiamainstreet.com/light-up-artesia. For more information, contact Artesia MainStreet at 746-1117.


(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)

DAUGHTERS OF PROMISE

Daughters of Promise will hold a community-wide women’s fellowship at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Catalyst Church, 1302 W. Hermosa Drive. Free childcare provided. Guest speaker will be Felicia Bowen.

ENMU-R SPRING REGISTRATION

Registration is now open on campus and online for spring 2019 classes at ENMU-Roswell. The spring semester begins Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Registration will continue through Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, which is the last day to add or drop a class. Students can register online at http://www.roswell.enmu.edu or on campus any time during regular business hours. Students can also apply for admission online. For registration information, call 624-7141.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE RAFFLE

The Marine Corps League is selling raffle tickets for a drawing to be held Dec. 13. Tickets are $10 each. Prizes include: first prize, $500, second prize, $250, and third prize, $125 (donated in memory of Marine Allen Mills). Need not be present to win. To purchase tickets, contact Jess Briggs at 748-2082.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration for the City of Artesia Youth Basketball League for first- and second-grade coed and grades 3-6 girls has been extended to Friday, Nov. 9. Pick up forms at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. For more information, contact Adam Leachman at 746-5058 or [email protected].

EDUCATIONAL RETIREES

The Artesia Association of Educational Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Hotel Artesia. Guest will be Betty Skinner. All former Artesia Public Schools employees are welcome.

PATHFINDER

Adults ages 18 and up are invited to take a timeout from reality and begin a campaign in the fantasy world with the role-playing game Pathfinder from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Artesia Public Library. Character creation and development, and learning about the Pathfinder world will continue. For more information, contact Jo Nickerson-Harper, adult services librarian, at 746-8506.

METHODIST WOMEN’S BAZAAR

The Methodist Women will host their annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at First United Methodist Church, 500 W. Grand Ave. The event will feature a bake sale, attic treasures, silent auction, holiday and home décor, and homemade items. Admission is free. Chili and cornbread will be offered from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $8 for adults, $6 for children.

VETERANS’ BREAKFAST

J&J Home Care will host its Second Annual Veterans’ Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the First Baptist Church Total Life Center. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks will be available.

HONORING ARTESIA’S VETERANS

“Honoring Artesia’s Veterans,” an exhibit commemorating Artesians’ military service through the years, will open with a special reception from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, following the Veterans’ Day program in Baish Veterans’ Park. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 24. For more information, call 748-2390.

SCHOOL BOARD

The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Lowell M. Irby Board Room at the Administration Building, 301 Bulldog Blvd. A copy of the agenda for this meeting is available at the Administration Building.

COUNTY OFFICE CLOSURE

The Eddy County offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans’ Day holiday.

EMMAUS

An Emmaus Community “Night of Thanks” gathering will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at First Baptist Church. A feast will begin at 6:30 p.m. with worship and thanks at 7 p.m. Ian White and friends from Carlsbad will lead the music of praise. For more information, contact Benny at 308-1706.

YARN UNITED

Due to the popularity of the program, the Artesia Public Library has added an extra Yarn United crochet and knitting club meeting each month. The group will now meet at noon on the following Wednesdays: Nov. 14 and 28, Dec. 12, and Jan. 9 and 23.

SNMCAC BOARD

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation will hold a board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the SNMCAC Building, 1915 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad.

NOVEMBER BLOOD DRIVES

Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) will hold two blood drives this month: from 1:30-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Bloodmobile at Artesia General Hospital; and from 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Senior Center multi-purpose room. For more information, contact Stephanie Seabrease at 625-9743.

FALL OUT HOLIDAY BAZAAR

A Fall Out Holiday Bazaar will be held from noon – 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hotel Artesia, 203 N. Second St. Items for sale will include Tastefully Simple, Norwex, Mary Kay Lip Sense, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, LuLaRoe, Rodan + Fields, Wax Donkey, Silver Hippo, Bell’s Wood Signs, Cara’s Crazy Cows, jams and jellies, and much more.

QUARTERBACK CLUB

The Artesia Quarterback Club meets at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Bulldog Bowl field house. All men are welcome to come support the football program.

SHOP WITH A HERO

Shop with a Hero is currently seeking donations to fund its 2018 program, through which representatives of local public safety agencies take children in need in the community Christmas shopping. Send tax-deductible donations to: Artesia Police Department, Attn: Cmdr. Ricardo Huerta, 3300 W. Main St., Ste. E, Artesia, N.M., 88210. For more information, contact Huerta at 746-5000.

RENTAL/MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation is here to assist with rental/mortgage assistance or utility assistance. Individuals may come by 1313 Gilchrist Ave. or call 746-6712 to see if they qualify.

HEAD START APPLICATIONS

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation Head Start program is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 program year. Child MUST have turned 3 or 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2018. Children who turn 5 before Sept. 1 are not eligible. Enrollment is being scheduled at Artesia Head Start, 504 W. Gage Ave., 748-1141; Hagerman Head Start, 112 N. Cambridge, 752-4244; and Dexter Head Start, 401 C West Fourth St., 734-6104. For more information or to arrange a tour, contact your local Head Start.

ON THE MOVE

The On the Move Outreach Center, 515 W. Centre Ave., has an overabundance of clothing to distribute. No voucher needed; anyone can pick out what they need. Other household items are also available, as well as two wedding dresses, $50 each. Almost all items are free but donations are appreciated. Until further notice, the center will not be accepting clothing with the exception of infant, toddler and children’s sizes. Sheets, towels, curtains, dinner plates, and pots and pans are needed. All donations are tax-deductible. Clean and folded items are helpful. The center is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY

A Ladies’ Bible Study will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Jahva House. Come have a cup of coffee, good conversation, and time in God’s word as the group studies how to become women of freedom. For more information, contact Lindsey at 365-5505.

PREGNANCY HELP CENTER

Pregnancy Help Center is accepting donations of children’s items, including clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, sports gear, etc., as well as maternity clothing. Mina Rue’s Children’s Resale Boutique will open in September. Donations are tax deductible and used to benefit mothers in need. Items may be dropped off at 610 W. Quay Ave. or A Cowgirl’s Closet. For more information, call 513-1826.

REFEREES NEEDED

Park Junior High School is seeking referees, male and female, who are willing to officiate eighth-grade and freshman football, volleyball and basketball games. To volunteer or for more information, contact Mike Nuanes at [email protected].

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY

Community Bible Study meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at First Baptist Church. The study is on the book of Acts. Child classes are available. For more information, email [email protected].

LITERACY COUNCIL

The Artesia Literacy Council office is open for registration and testing for the new year. Stop by to register or update information on file. A new evaluation method is being utilized to help better identify educational needs. Day and evening classes are available in pre-GED, ESL, basic literacy and citizenship. For more information, call 748-9740 or visit 1507 W. Hermosa Drive.

LITERACY TUTORS

The Artesia Literacy Council in in need of volunteer tutors. Need not speak Spanish or any other language to tutor. A commitment of one to two hours per week is all that is needed. Certify online. To volunteer or for more information, call 748-9740 or visit 1507 W. Hermosa Drive.

SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH

The Artesia Moose Lodge, 2701 W. Main St., will serve lunch to senior citizens at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month.

AUXILIARY THRIFT SHOP

The Artesia General Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, 611 N. First St., is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The shop is no longer offering bag sales. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

ENGLISH CLASS

A free English as a second language class will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 2519 W. Hermosa Drive. For more information, call 308-4700.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is seeking volunteers/docents to help with tasks such as watching over the gallery, answering phones, taking messages, straightening up, etc. Volunteers can receive discounts on tickets, workshops, classes, etc. For more information, contact Laurie at the OPAC, 746-4212 or [email protected].

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a weight-loss group that meets at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the Senior Center. The group offers lessons on good nutrition and losing weight. Need not be a Senior Center member to attend. For more information, call 736-0250.

AUTISM SUPPORT

A support group is being formed for families of children with autism. For more information, contact Jessica at 420-1391 or Eric at 420-0059.

YOGA CLASSES

Adult yoga classes for all skill levels are held from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays and Kids’ Yoga from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturdays at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Cost is $10 for a drop-in class or $80 for a 10-class package. For more information, call the OPAC at 746-4212.

STAINED GLASS CLASSES

Openings are now available for adults wishing to learn the art of stained glass. Classes will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. For more information, contact Felipe at 308-9112.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

Artesia General Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association will host an Alzheimer’s Family Support Group from 10-11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in the AGH Senior Care Unit dining room (enter via AGH Human Resources entrance off of 13th Street; ring bell of Senior Care Unit for admission). Refreshments are served. Families dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or those wishing to learn more about the diseases, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 736-8175.

PLACED BY GRACE

A Placed by Grace adoption ministry meets at 3:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of every month in the Harvest Fellowship Sanctuary, 404 W. Richey Ave. Anyone who has been part of an adoption is invited to attend. For more information, contact Harvest Fellowship at 746-6195.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Celebrate Recovery, a non-denominational, Christ-centered recovery program, is held each Tuesday at Hermosa Church of Christ. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 513-2709 or 308-9273.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Artesia Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers. The organization delivers hot lunches to the elderly and individuals with disabilities. For more information on volunteering or registering a participant to receive meals, call 746-9642.

KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE

The Keeping the Dream Alive organization will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. The public is invited to attend.

GRIEF SHARE

Lakeview Christian Hospice will offer Grief Share, a video and support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Senior Center, 202 Chisum Ave. For more information, contact Ronda Suderman King at 575-887-0933.

MOPS

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the first and third Thursdays of each month. MOPS is open to mothers with children ages newborn-kindergarten. This is a way to meet moms in the community. Childcare is provided. For more information, visit Artesia MOPS on Facebook.

SENIOR BINGO

The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation’s senior citizens’ bingo program takes place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at 312 W. Kemp Ave. Rides are available. For more information, call David any time, day or night, at 602-9210.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4-5 p.m. Sundays at 505 W. Richey Ave.